ATEME Completes MPEG-4 Interoperability Tests with Sunniwell

ATEME, a leading provider of MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 live encoders and storage encoders, successfully completed interoperability tests with Sunniwell IP-based Set-Top Box solution. The Set-Top Box offers enhanced capabilities for IPTV services including Multicast, VOD and Internet access, and with the function of IP/DVB hybrid.

ATEME announced today that it has engaged in a wide qualification and interoperability testing effort with available MPEG-4 decoding solutions. This process covers in particular the ability of the decoding solution to support all tools of the MPEG-4 standard – as used in a best-in-class encoder implementation, the robustness to network failures – most important to IPTV customers, and for HD decoders the rendering capabilities with commercially available HD displays.

The proven interoperability with outstanding picture quality of Ateme encoders and Sunniwell IP-based Set-Top Box solution enable significant time saving and risk reduction for Telcos, cable or satellite operators to deploy MPEG-4 AVC based services.

ATEME’s MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 video compression solutions will be demonstrated at:

  • IBC 2006 show – September 8-12 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Ateme booth (# 4.378)
  • Sunniwell’s MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 Set-Top Box solution will be demonstrated at IBC 2006 show – On Sunniwell booth (# 12.329)

About Sunniwell
Sunniwell is an innovative design service provider of set-top box solution for IPTV applications. Sunniwell products include IP-based, DVB/IP hybrid set-top boxes for residential, hospitality and corporate use, and are used by telcos, broadcast TV operators and Internet service providers to deliver interactive, on-demand, triple-play services. Sunniwell’s product lines, the S-box family, provide a unique combination of high quality, compatibility, high performance and cost-effectiveness.

ATEME is a world-leading provider of MPEG-4 video compression solutions. The superior quality of its encoding technology makes it the best choice for demanding mobile to HD applications. ATEME’s customers benefit from the highest quality video at the lowest bit rates while reducing industrial risk and lowering time-to-market.